Those wanting to invest into a compact camera should definitely check out the newly-unveiled Panasonic LX100 II, a pocket-sized powerful shooter.
The successor of the Lumix LX100, the Panasonic LX100 II brings huge improvements on all fronts. This starts with a new 17 MP MFT (Micro Four Thirds) sensor with multi-aspect cropping and goes up to a better LCD rear display and Bluetooth support. For long exposures, the Panasonic LX100 II ups the LX 100’s 120-second limit to a whopping duration of 30 minutes, so, if you were planning to do some night-time traffic shots, this should do the trick.
On the video front, nothing is changed and yet still impressive for a compact camera. You can shoot for up to 15 minutes in 4K at 30 FPS or in 1080p at 60 fps. All of this will set you back $999. Here are the rest of the specs so you can decide if you want to be one of the early adopters this October when it will be launched.
- 17MP Four Thirds MOS Sensor
- F1.7-2.8 / 24-75mm LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX lens and 3cm macro shot
- 24-75mm (35mm Equivalent)
- 2760k-dot Electronic Viewfinder
- 3″ 1240k-dot TFT LCD Touchscreen
- Extended ISO 100-25600
- Lens & Body-Mounted Exposure Controls